Buchanan County, Virginia
was formed February 13, 1858.
The majority of which
came from Tazewell County, and the southwestern part from Russell County. The
new county was named for the setting President, James
Buchanan, the 15th President of the United
The County lies in the Southwestern part of
Virginia, just north of the 37th parallel. Today, its various borders join Pike
County, Kentucky, McDowell and Mingo Counties in West Virginia and Dickenson,
Russell and Tazewell Counties in Virginia.
A variety of surnames migrated into the county to begin the harvest an
abundance of natural resources, like coal and timber, which ushered in
The mountainous terrain is scenic
and rugged. Early settlers took to the mountaintops to carve out their own
special paradise, in this wonderland of nature.
Peggy Fuller Keen is the county coordinator.
If you have
information or photos to add please contact me.
2012 by Peggy C Keen
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